Argylls embark on Round Britain Challenge

July 30, 2018

Cadets from the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Battalion ACF have embarked on the first leg of Lord Dannatt’s Round Britain Challenge. 

Cadet Corporal Sophie Craig, PI Darren Meaney and PI Rebecca Paul set sail from London on TS Lord Nelson and are scheduled to arrive in Edinburgh on 2 August.

The voyage is part of centenary activities to mark the end of the First World War. In total 48 injured soldiers and 96 cadets will embark on a voyage of remembrance, adventure and personal development.

The team will work together to sail around Great Britain on board a specially adapted tall ship, changing crew every 10 days in each capital city (London, Edinburgh, Belfast and Cardiff). In each changeover port there will be a celebration of remembrance, inclusivity and diversity.

A quarter of a wooden shield will be presented to the crew in each capital city, at the end of the challenge the final piece of the shield will be presented in London where the cadets will march with it to the Tower of London.

The challenge will test the crew’s leadership, teamwork, courage, and resilience.

Whilst on board the crew will also participate in the International Leadership Management (ILM) Level 3 Award. This is a strong addition to any CV and a great way to stand out during interviews. The voyage also qualifies individuals for their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Residential.

There will be a further nine cadets from Scotland on board TS Lord Nelson during the second leg from Edinburgh to Belfast (3-13 Aug).

For further details of LDRBC go to You can also follow the adventure on Facebook and Twitter at @LDRBC2018.